Men's Golf Finishes Sixth At Taylor Made Big Island Invitational

Feb. 19, 2001

Waikoloa, Haw. - The No. 10 USC men's golf team shot a stellar 287 final round to capture sixth place at the Taylor Made Big Island Invitational held on Waikoloa Kings and Beach Golf Course in Waikoloa, Haw. on Feb. 15-17 (Thurs.-Sat.).

The Trojans shot a three round total of 914, 21 strokes behind tourney champ Texas (893). Arizona State was second (899), followed by TCU (900), Oregon (904) and Oklahoma (913). USC and many other teams were hampered by high winds in the early going, but most teams settled down with some low scores to finish strong. The Trojans shot a 320 in the first round, a 307 second round, then a 287 in the final round.

USC's Alex Kuyumjian had another strong outing, rebounding from a slow start to finish with a total of 223 (+9). His third round of 70 was tied for the Trojans' lowest round of the tourney. Kuyumjian finished six strokes behind individual medalist Sprague Kolp of Nevada (217). Matt Jones of ASU was second (218), followed by Matt Dobyns of Texas and Scott Miller of BYU in third (220), Adam Robinson of TCU in fifth (221) and Cody Freeman of Oklahoma in sixth (222).

Also for USC, sophomore David Oh tied for 34th (231), freshman Hunter Mahan tied for 46th (234) and junior Kevin Stadler (236) and senior Nick Jones (236) tied for 60th.

USC next tees up when it hosts the Cleveland Golf Classic at Northranch Country Club in Westlake Village, Calif., on Mar. 5-6 (Mon.-Tues.).

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